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In Kerala, a southern tropical state in India,
Onam is the most colorful festival. Onam heralds the harvest festival,
is also as folklore states that time of the year when Mahabali, legendary
ruler of yesteryears, returns from his home in the depths of the nether
world to visit his subjects. Onam for me, as a kid meant flowers, sumptuous
feasts and swinging under the mango tree. The days were spent collecting
those elusive flowers for pookkalam (floral arrangement) and evenings
dancing with neighborhood children wearing lion masks, a`la pullikkali....
This photo journal contains 35 images of Kerala
taken from in and around Thrissur
(earlier known as Trichur)- a town in central Kerala, during the Onam festival
season, when I got a short break from my rather hectic life in San
Francisco, California. All the images are copyrighted to Seby
Varghese Thokkadam and should not be downloaded or copied without his permission.
No warranties are provided about the applicability or correctness of information
in this site.
A page about Arundhati
Roy - the celebrated author of God of Small Things.
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Model of Development : An online resources guide for the academic studies
related to the Kerala Model of Development. It generally refers to the
high achievements of Kerala's people on statistical indicators of devel-opment,
achieved with a very low income.